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bri487
07-18-2004, 09:18 PM
i have had both the eclipse 8454 and the alpine 9830 in my boat. i didnt expect the two to sound that much different from each other but man was i wrong. the eclipse has a much cleaner sound with crisp highs and the alpine has a much deeper more full sound. i kind of became used to the eclipses sound cause i have had them for a decade or so. any alpine users out there that have any experience with this deck that can guide me in the right direction to acheive the sound i want? your advice is greatly appreciated.

Randy Savage
07-18-2004, 11:58 PM
External processing>head unit processing

;)

3.5Max6spd
07-19-2004, 02:02 PM
talk about a downgrade....

bri487
07-19-2004, 07:16 PM
i was thinking about the new arc 7 band eq with the sub volume control. it is supposed to be at our local shops soon

3.5Max6spd
07-19-2004, 10:51 PM
i was thinking about the new arc 7 band eq with the sub volume control. it is supposed to be at our local shops soon

ooohhh.......my brother is interested in that one as well for his Eclipse 3434.....will check into prices.......

ighettoboyi
07-20-2004, 01:45 PM
the eclipse really shat on the alpine that badly?

CP400M
07-20-2004, 03:34 PM
the eclipse really shat on the alpine that badly?
I just just ordered the eclipse 8454 this is good to hear :thumbsup

bri487
07-21-2004, 03:59 PM
i have been a long time fan of eclipse. i just wanted to try something a little different

teds147
07-21-2004, 04:09 PM
I think the 8484 is one of the best or best cd reciever on the market

italianlifter17
07-21-2004, 11:05 PM
how much does the eclipse 8454 cost???

teds147
07-21-2004, 11:16 PM
Well it retails for about 600 so you would pay like 650 with tax at a store (unless you have no tax in your state) This is one of the few options you have since this cd player is not authorized for sale online. You may be able to find it somewhere online for slightly less maybe 550 shipped. Or it goes for 400-500 used.

CP400M
07-22-2004, 01:11 AM
how much does the eclipse 8454 cost???
I got one hell of a deal $300 new. My gf uncle works for eclipse :peace:

JLCivic
07-22-2004, 10:59 AM
I would take an Eclipse over Alpine. I can't explain why that alpine had a "fuller" sound than the Eclipse unless the eq/processing adjustments were made on one and not the other.

teds147
07-22-2004, 01:35 PM
I would take an Eclipse over Alpine. I can't explain why that alpine had a "fuller" sound than the Eclipse unless the eq/processing adjustments were made on one and not the other.

I actually took it as him saying the eclipse sounded better and he wanted to get the Alpine to sound like the Eclipse

4ud10_sl4v3
07-22-2004, 03:24 PM
Is the Alpine 9830 very different from the Alpine 9833 or are they pretty similar? I ask this because I have the same question.

I'm going to be getting a new deck in my Honda Accord and I don't know much about car audio, but people have told me to get the Eclipse 8454 and one person told me to get the Alpine 9833.

Do you think this is basically the same situation as what is being discussed in this thread, and that I should go with the Eclipse 8454?

JLCivic
07-22-2004, 04:37 PM
Is the Alpine 9830 very different from the Alpine 9833 or are they pretty similar? I ask this because I have the same question.

I'm going to be getting a new deck in my Honda Accord and I don't know much about car audio, but people have told me to get the Eclipse 8454 and one person told me to get the Alpine 9833.

Do you think this is basically the same situation as what is being discussed in this thread, and that I should go with the Eclipse 8454?

I would just go with the 8454.

teds147
07-22-2004, 04:55 PM
i agree go with the 8454 but the 33 is a step up from the 30

denim
07-22-2004, 05:18 PM
eclipse all the way

denim
07-22-2004, 06:14 PM
moving to HU